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Heroin addiction

Signs of Opioid Addiction

By |2020-02-11T17:39:23-05:00August 9th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Heroin|

Opioid abuse remains a serious public health issue throughout the United States. This is, however, an often misunderstood type of addiction, since many people who use opioid pain medication have a valid reason for doing so and abusers often begin due to an appropriately diagnosed medical condition. About Opioids Opioids are a type of narcotic [...]

7 Hard Truths About Opiate Addiction

By |2018-10-23T19:29:35-04:00June 21st, 2013|Family Resource, Heroin|

**Updated August 2017** I recently spoke with a young man who was “having a problem with opiates.”  In actuality, he was trying hard to convince both himself and me that his prescription medication abuse wasn’t serious.  Certainly he felt it would be wrong to call himself an “addict.” The hard facts make it impossible to [...]

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